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The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 14 August 2009 (USA)
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A Chicago librarian has a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, creating complications in his marriage.

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Robert Schwentke

Writers:

Bruce Joel Rubin (screenplay), Audrey Niffenegger (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Nolden ... Annette DeTamble
Alex Ferris ... Henry at Six
Arliss Howard ... Richard DeTamble
Eric Bana ... Henry
Katherine Trowell ... Hospital Receptionist
Bart Bedford Bart Bedford ... Library Researcher
Esther Jun Esther Jun ... Waitress
Matt Birman ... Chicago Police #1
Craig Snoyer Craig Snoyer ... Chicago Police #2
Rachel McAdams ... Clare
Carly Street Carly Street ... Librarian
Romyen Tangsubutra Romyen Tangsubutra ... Thai Waiter
Brooklynn Proulx ... Clare at Six and Eight
Jane McLean ... Charisse
Ron Livingston ... Gomez
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When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare. Written by J-26

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, brief disturbing images, nudity and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The 1970s era Zippman's grocery (later, "Zippy's", in the 1990s-2000s) serves as a landmark, by which to be passed; when there is a plot twist. See more »

Goofs

When Clare and Henry are arguing in Clare's studio after his vasectomy, the paper mold she's using goes from right-side up to upside down and back again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Henry at Six: [giving up] I can't sing.
Annette DeTamble: That was fine, Henry.
Henry at Six: I can't sing like you.
Annette DeTamble: Of course not. You're supposed to sing like you.
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Referenced in Parks and Recreation: Born and Raised (2011) See more »

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Gone to Earth
Written by Andrew Kenny
Performed by American Analog Set
Courtesy of Tiger Style Records
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Delightful Love Story
17 February 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Chicago, the special collections librarian Henry DeTamble (Eric Bana) has a genetic anomaly that allows him to travel in time; however, he is not able to control the moment or the destiny of his voyages. When the stranger Clare Abshire (Rachel McAdams) meets him in the library, she invites him to have dinner with her in his favorite restaurant Beau Thai where she confesses that she has been in love with him since she was six years old. Henry leans that he had visited her many times in the real state of her parents and he falls in love with her. Sooner they get married, but the life of Clare becomes troubled with the successive unexpected travels of her beloved husband.

"The Time Traveler's Wife" is a delightful love story with an original romance of a time traveler that wins the heart of his wife when she was six years old and he was older. Therefore he does not know her in the present time. The chemistry between Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams is wonderful and makes their love absolutely believable. However, the girl Brooklynn Proulx steals the movie with a marvelous performance. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Te Amarei Para Sempre" ("I Will Love You Forever")


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2009 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,623,171, 16 August 2009

Gross USA:

$63,414,846

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,344,412
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2.39 : 1
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